2020 Training for Change Makers

Please join the ACLU of Northern California at our annual, in-person Training for Change Makers. At the training, you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded people from your region and learn skills to take action on critical civil liberties during this important election year. You will hear issue briefings on critical work happening in your community in 2020 on voting rights, immigrants’ rights, policing reform, and economic justice. Then, you will learn new skills in building strategic partnerships for effective organizing and learning the power of your personal story in advocacy. We hope you will join us to be part of the change!

- Saturday, February 1, 2020: San Francisco, East Bay, Marin, and Sonoma
Training will be at Oakstop17 – 1721 Broadway #201 Oakland CA 94612

- Saturday, February 8, 2020: North State, North Coast, and Sacramento Valley
Training will be at the Capitol Event Center at The M.A.Y. Building – 1020 11th St Sacramento CA 95814

- Saturday, February 22, 2020: Central Valley
Training will be at the Fresno City College at Old Administration Building Room 114 – 1101 E University Avenue Fresno CA 93741

- Saturday, March 7, 2020: Peninsula and Central Coast
Training will be at Mayfair Community Center – 2039 Kammerer Ave San Jose CA 95116

We recommend you sign up for the training that best matches your region to have the opportunity to network with others, but if you cannot make it to the one in your region you are welcome to attend another. All trainings are from 12:30 – 4:30pm. Lunch and all materials provided. Contact Tessa D’Arcangelew Ampersand at tdarcangelew@aclunc.org with questions about the training.

The ACLU is grateful to be in a position to offer these trainings for free; however, if you are in a financial position to do so, we encourage you to make a donation to one of three indigenous land trusts. All the work that we do, including convening to learn together, is done on ancestral homelands that were taken from indigenous communities. These land trusts work to return land to tribal communities, protect sacred sites, and restore indigenous practices of land stewardship:

  • The Sogorea Te’ Land Trust facilitating the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the greater SF Bay Area
  • The Amah Mutsun Land Trust to protect and steward the Popeloutchom lands in the South Bay and Monterey Bay Area
  • Indigenous Justice addressing the disparities of California Indigenous people, especially women and youth, in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in Northern California

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